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Ahly players ready for ‘outstanding’ JS Saoura despite fatigue: Assistant boss Youssef

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 16 Jan 2019
Assistant coach Youssef (Ahly
Assistant coach Youssef (Ahly's Assistant coach Mohamed Youssef (Photo: Al-Ahly)
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Ahly players are ready for the next Champions league test against outstanding Algerian side JS Saoura despite fatigue, according to the club’s assistant coach Mohamed Youssef.

The Cairo giants will be hosted by their Algerian counterparts JS Saoura on Friday in Bechar in the second round of the CAF Champions League group stage.

“All the players are ready for Friday’s match. We have a programme to get the players ready on both the physical and technical levels amid the fatigue after the long trip to Algeria from Cairo,” Youssef was quoted as saying by Ahly’s official website on Wednesday.

“We know that JS Saoura is an outstanding team, especially on their pitch. I hope that we secure a positive result to continue our way towards the group summit successfully,” he added.

Ahly opened their African Champions League campaign on Saturday with a 2-0 win over DR Congo's Vita Club in Alexandria.

“We don’t think of the result of the opening match as we deal with every game separately,” the assistant coach concluded.

The Red Devils, who lost the Champions League in the final in the past two seasons, are second in Group D with three points, behind leaders Simba on goal difference after the Tanzanian side crushed Algeria's JS Saoura 3-0 earlier on Saturday.

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